SANTA CLARITA - Local school district officials are applauding a state effort to move away from traditional paper-and-pencil tests in favor of computer-based ones, saying the shift will help students become familiar with new national education standards that are expected to go into effect in the next few years.
In an effort to speed up construction on the Castaic High School project, members of the Hart district governing board approved an item Wednesday that will allow district officials and legal counsel to execute necessary documents and county forms and get board review and approval afterward.
SANTA CLARITA - Members of the Hart district board voted Wednesday to approve a one-year agreement with the Hart District Teachers Association that includes a full restoration of the school year, additional professional development days and a one-time payment for this academic year.
SANTA CLARITA - The California Department of Transportation is implementing a series of road closures until Friday as a result of a $14 million project to repave and rehabilitate Interstate 5 from Highway 14 to Highway 126.
Last Wednesday started as a typical day in the sports medicine classroom at Valencia High School.
Lancaster resident Evan Thomas, a retired Air Force officer and test pilot, announced Tuesday he plans to challenge longtime incumbent Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, to represent the Santa Clarita Valley in Congress.
SANTA CLARITA - A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled this week that Palmdale cannot hold its scheduled City Council elections in November.
Construction still has yet to begin on the site of Castaic High School, but officials from the Hart district remain optimistic that the school will be ready to open by its targeted date of August 2016.
Dozens of community members were on hand Saturday evening in Central Park in Saugus for the eighth annual Evening of Remembrance, which is meant to remember young people who died in traffic incidents in and around the Santa Clarita Valley.
SANTA CLARITA - The low thunder of a drum beat cuts through the air.
SANTA CLARITA - After an hour-long forum with the five candidates vying for seats on the Saugus district board Thursday night, the Saugus Teachers Association decided to endorse the three incumbents up for re-election in November.
SANTA CLARITA - Facing an influx of inmates as a result of state prison realignment, supervisors are looking outside the borders of Los Angeles County to house some of the county's criminals.
SANTA CLARITA - Bolstered by passage of the Proposition 30 tax hikes in November, College of the Canyons is projecting a budget increase this year, though officials say that even with the increase the college's budget is still below what it was before the recession.
Chris Fall has decided to give up his claim to a seat on the Hart district board, ending a saga that began in August with Fall's resignation from the board over a potential conflict of interest.
Hundreds of people flocked to Valencia's Bridgeport Park Saturday to take part in the first Santa Clarita Walk to End Alzheimer's event, put on by the Alzheimer's Association to raise money for and awareness about the disease.
Santa Clarita City Council members gave final approval Tuesday night to a $191.5 million city budget for the next fiscal year, with money set aside to help address the city's aging infrastructure and fund a series of capital projects.
Ruling in favor of the Saugus Union School District, a judge has determined that ousted school board member Stephen Winkler is not eligible to hold his seat, district officials said Tuesday.
Faced with the possibility of a California Voting Rights Act lawsuit, members of the Castaic Union School District board will discuss whether to change the district's at-large system for electing board members during a meeting Monday night.
Santa Clarita City Council members will discuss whether to repeal a controversial billboard ordinance or put the matter to a public vote during their meeting Tuesday.
Citing financial concerns, Los Angeles County education officials in recent weeks have put on hold approval of some charter schools previously OK'd by the Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District.
About 130 young football players turned out Saturday to learn the ropes from a collection of professionals during a football camp conducted by Valencia High School graduate and current New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen.
Officials are investigating what led a small plane to crash in Agua Dulce, downing power lines in the area and sending two people to the hospital.
A small plane crashed into brush-covered terrain in Agua Dulce on Friday, seriously injuring its two occupants and knocking down power lines.
Wrestling is set to make its way back into the Hart district, after members of the district board voted this week to adopt wrestling as a self-sustaining interscholastic sport.
A Santa Clarita Valley resident has filed a lawsuit against a former political candidate, alleging the candidate made illegal robocalls to his cellphone.
County supervisors voted Tuesday to move forward with a contract that would provide more than $160,000 to the organization that runs the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, money the center will use to provide care management services, according to officials.
Hart district officials have pushed back the projected opening date for long-awaited Castaic High School another year as they work to get necessary permits.
In an event that was equal parts graduation ceremony and birthday party, families gathered Saturday at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital for the neonatal intensive care unit's two-year reunion.
Santa Clarita City Council members decided Tuesday to move forward with the proposed $191.5 million budget city budget for the next fiscal year and schedule it for adoption later this month.
For more than three decades, the Santa Clarita Valley's Sulphur Springs School District has grown, changed and adapted under the watchful eye of Superintendent Robert Nolet.